Monthly Archives: March 2012

Water, Stairs

I was getting ready to add some stairs outside to allow easier access to an area of the yard where we planted some citrus trees.  In the process of digging to put in a 1/2″ PVC pipe for irrigation, I hit the supply line for the irrigation system and thus created a small geyser in the desert.  24 hours later, after a lot of digging by Susan and me, and we had it fixed.  Next weekend work on the stairs will get started.

The cracked 1″ pipe:

Crack Pipe

All I wanted to do was replace the black pipe with more durable PVC.

The ensuing mess:

After the repair:

Leak Fixed! The existing pipe was thin-walled PVC. The 10' stretch of 1" pipe to effect the repair and the 20' stretch of 1/2" pipe are normal schedule 40 PVC.

Leak Fixed!  The existing pipe was thin-walled PVC. The 10′ stretch of 1″ pipe to effect the repair and the 20′ stretch of 1/2″ pipe are normal schedule 40 PVC.

This was a learning experience.  Now, instead of putting the steps right against the wall, they will be 16″ to the left to allow access for repairs.

The wire is for low voltage lighting that also needs some repair.  The pack rats have chewed through it in places, and it is just old.  Another in a series of fun projects!

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